Virtual Seminar Series

AREUEA is pleased to present its Virtual Seminar Series. This series provides an additional platform for exchanging ideas and disseminating research in real estate and urban economics. The Virtual Seminar Series allows AREUEA members to present rigorous and engaging research to an audience of both AREUEA members and non-members from around the world.


An AREUEA member can submit a paper addressing any relevant research topic, including but not limited to, housing, urban economics, real estate finance and investments, and the intersection of real estate and macroeconomics. There is no expiration to the submission window; we encourage submissions at any time.  Submissions should be sent to Eva Steiner via email at [email protected] 


The organizing committee will choose papers based on 1) quality of the work; 2) stage of the paper (e.g., giving priority to papers that are being refined for submission to a journal); and 3) timeliness of the topic. The committee may also solicit presentations of relevant topics.


A 75-minute Zoom conference, which comprises a 45-minute presentation followed by moderated Q&A. Participants can also ask clarifying questions through the moderator during the presentation.


Anyone who registers can participate at no cost. Registered participants will receive a notification and a reminder before the seminar.


The Virtual Seminars will be held monthly, at a minimum. AREUEA members please watch out for a registration invitation that will be sent 1-2 weeks before each seminar. We encourage you to forward the registration email to non-members for them to register and attend the seminar series.

Virtual Seminar Presentations
Click on a presentation title to watch the recording of past seminars.

Date Presenter Presentation/Paper Name
Jan. 19, 2022 Kwan Ok Lee
Role of Emergency Disaster Relief Payment to Consumption Behavior in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Feb. 2, 2022 Lara Loewenstein
(Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)
Recourse as Shadow Equity: Evidence from Commercial Real Estate Loans
Feb 16, 2022 David Low 
(Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
What Triggers Mortgage Default? New Evidence from Linked Administrative and Survey Data
Mar. 2, 2022 Maxence Valentin
(Penn State Smeal College of Business)
Heterogeneous Preferences and the Provision of Local Public Goods
Mar. 16, 2022 You Kim
(Federal Reserve Board)
Intermediation Frictions in Debt Relief: Evidence from CARES Act Forbearance
Mar. 30, 2022 Jeffrey Traczynski
(Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
Judicial Expansions and Mortgage Credit Supply
Apr. 27, 2022 Gonzalo Maturana
(Emory University)
Do Property Rehabs Affect Neighboring Property Prices?
May 11, 2022 Sean Flynn
(Tulane University)
The Imitation Game: How Encouraging Renegotiation Makes Good Borrowers Bad

Historical Virtual Seminar Presentations

2022 Virtual Seminar Organizing Committee